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10 May 2021

Southend United Football Club and Andy’s Man Club are delighted to announce the opening of its latest club, Andy’s Man Club Southend.

Opening its doors for the first time at 7PM tonight (Monday 10th May), this new group operates from a spacious, central location in Southend, kindly donated by Southend United Football Club fully equipped to comply with any existing Covid-19 regulations.

Andy’s Man Club operates 18+ male-only, peer-to-peer, talking sessions; geared at encouraging conversation on Men’s Mental Health and aiming to save lives and reduce male suicide.

This new club marks AMC's first step into Essex, and will expand our number of clubs nationwide to 46. Andy’s Man Club started in Halifax over four years ago with some members having attended consistently for this entire period of time.

Lead Facilitator of Southend-on-Sea, Darren Smith said:

"I started to attend Andy’s Man Club virtually at the start of the year after a very dark period in my life which led to me spending six weeks in hospital.

"Having looked for mental health groups locally after my discharge I wasn’t able to find anything that suited, I found AMC on Twitter and I haven’t looked back since.

"AMC has given me a focal point as part of my recovery and I’m now facilitating groups and hoping that Southend will be the first of many face2face groups to open across Essex."

Andy’s Man Club - Southend-on-Sea is open Monday 10th May at 7PM. AMC - Southend-on-Sea will operate every Monday night going forwards except on Bank Holidays.

Please email if you would like to attend!

Watch an interview with Darren and Ollie from Andy's Man Club below ahead of the launch tonight.

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